The McConnell Foundation is a member of several associations and affinity groups.

Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network

A national network of philanthropic foundations and other organizations supporting efforts to transition toward a more sustainable world.

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

An open network promoting giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country.

Early Child Development Funders Working Group (ECDFWG)

A cross-Canada learning network of philanthropic foundations advocating for high-quality, publicly-funded, early childhood education and care for every preschool child.

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food

A coalition of foundations leveraging resources to help shift food and agriculture systems towards greater sustainability, security and equity.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

A diverse community of over 550 grantmakers working to reshape the way philanthropy operates by promoting strategies and practices that help grantees achieve meaningful results, and success.

Imagine Canada

A national charitable organization working — often in partnership with the private sector, governments and individuals — to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our nation.

Mental Health and Wellness Affinity Group

A network of private and corporate foundations funding in the areas of mental health and wellbeing.

The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture and Community Collaborative

A collaborative of northern community members, northern advisors, funders and other organizations working together to foster healthier and stronger communities in northern Manitoba.

Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC)

A member association of Canadian grantmakers promoting the growth and development of effective and responsible foundations and organized philanthropy in Canada.

Public Policy Forum

An independent, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through dialogue among leaders from all sectors of Canadian society.

Social Innovation Exchange (SIX)

As the world’s primary network focusing on social innovation, SIX helps individuals become better innovators by connecting them to their peers, sharing methods, and exchanging solutions globally.

Canadian Food Funders' Collaborative

The Canadian Food Funders' Collaborative aims to deepen collective understanding across a range of critical issues, broaden the discussion about what creates sustainable food systems, and inspire collective action.